Saturday, July 26, 2014

Shooting Down Airplanes and Mainstream Morality

"A Tale of Three Aircraft Tragedies" by Brian Cloughley really strikes at the heart of the hypocrisy of the US-Americans' response to the tragedy of the Malaysian airliner that was shot-down over the Ukraine. When you see all the furrowed brows and stern gazes and read all he words of outrage over the (very good) possibility that pro-Russian separatists fired the missile that killed all those people, contrast it with the way the USS Vincennes was met with celebration, it's captain decorated for meritorious conduct, after shooting down an Iranian airliner. The president at the time, George H. W. Bush, infamously said "I will never apologize for the United States of America. I don't care what the facts are."

This is just another example of why you should outright refuse to be outraged about things that the US government, its media (and their puppets among the Canadian political and media classes) tell you to be outraged about.

They have less than zero moral credibility.

Use your own brain and respond in your own way. Their criticisms of you will be meaningless.


Owen Gray said...

"I don't care what the facts are."

That says it all.

Anonymous said...

No shit. Great reminder for any hypocrites out there poo poo-ing the Malay flight while they were rah rah-ing Bush the senile's decision.

greg said...

I realize this is off topic. Could the Liberals or NDP get elected if they didn't unconditionally support Israel? I'm trying to get a read on how powerful the lobby is.


thwap said...

I think they could. If they had other things to offer. I think more and more Canadians are becoming indifferent to Israel. (Not a good thing. More like starting to equate Israel with all the other violent peoples out there.)